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Silk Peel - Boulder, CO

It was an awesome experience. I have never been to a dermatologist before. The office was inviting, friendly and professional. I was highly satisfied with the education and suggestions I received for treating my skin. I would go back again and I would also recommend the office to friends and family.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


American Dermatological Association (ADA)
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA)
Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD)

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Hospital Privileges

Dr. Allen has hospital affiliations at Boulder Community Hospital, Exempla Good Samaritan, University of Colorado Hospitals.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, University of Tennessee
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Dermatology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
    Fellowship: Procedural Dermatology in Mohs Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Treatments offered at Dermatology Specialists of Boulder PC

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The Art of Mohs Surgery on Facial Features

Doctor Shawn Allen discusses treatment options for reconstructing parts of the face after Skin Cancer. He discusses the medical background necessary and also the art that goes into achieving the best cosmetic outcome. WATCH VIDEO

The Best Treatments for Removing Discoloration and Texture from Scar Tissue

Doctor Shawn Allen discusses the removal of redness and texture associated with scar tissue. WATCH VIDEO

Building Confidence in Mohs Surgery Success Rate

Doctor Shawn Allen discusses the high success rate with Mohs Surgery. He goes into detail on the process of removing all skin cancer and sparing the healthy skin. WATCH VIDEO

How to Choose a Fellowship Trained Mohs Surgeon

Doctor Shawn Allen discusses the criteria important for choosing a doctor is has been formerly trained in Mohs Surgery. WATCH VIDEO

Treating Cancer and Reconstructing the Face

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